Americans For a Safe Israel extends a hearty MAZEL TOV to our friend and colleague, Rabbi Elie Abadie.

As announced on Friday, Rabbi Abadie was appointed Senior Rabbi of the small but growing Jewish community of Dubai. The Jewish Council of the Emirates (JCE) confirmed that Rabbi Abadie will be the second full-time rabbi in one of two Orthodox congregations in the country. The JCE is the country’s oldest congregation and the only one recognized by local authorities.

Born in Beirut, Lebanon, Rabbi Abadie is a prominent rabbi and scholar of Sephardic Judaism currently living in New York City. He will relocate to the Gulf metropolis.

Rabbi Abadie holds by the same principles and mission when it comes to a safe and Sovereign Israel. He has generously hosted AFSI events on many an occasion in his congregation’s former space.

AFSI wishes Rabbi Abadie and his family the very best as he embarks on his new position. We have no doubt that his service to his new community will certainly increase the ties between the Jewish communities of different parts of the world.

By the way… you never know…maybe when AFSI resumes its Chizuk Missions to Israel, a visit to Rabbi Abadie will be on the itinerary.

Small but growing, UAE’s Jewish community to get second full-time rabbi from NY, by Raphael Ahren. Times of Israel, October 16, 2020

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